Case Study Analysis Workshop

School of Management organized a workshop on ‘Case Study Analysis’ at The NorthCap University on 7 Jan 2019 for the benefit of the students of the University. The workshop was conducted by Prof. Mohan Agarwal, Ex- XLRI and Fullbright Scholar who is presently working as Professor and Director, Continuing Education and Community Engagement at MENA College of Management, UAE. Prof. Agarwal was accompanied by a delegation of 10 business students and faculty from University of Boston to explore mutual cooperation and student interaction.

About 35 NCU students enthusiastically participated in the workshop and interacted and worked as a team with the foreign students and came up with interesting ideas to solve marketing related business problems. Case study method is an important component of student-centered learning. The event was coordinated by Dr Ruchi Nayyar.

Guest Lecture by Prof Subhadip, IIM Ahmedabad

School of Management, NCU, organized a lecture by Prof. Subhadip Roy, Faculty Marketing, IIM Ahmedabad, for faculty and PhD scholars of NCU on the topic ‘Getting high quality research published’ on 9 Jan 2019.  Prof. Roy talked about relevance of research in today’s scenario and sharing his experiences with the participants suggested the manner in which research should be taken forward. Around 30 members of the faculty and PhD research scholars of NCU participated in the session. The event was coordinated by Dr Akshat Aditya Rao.

Internship at Linton University College, Malaysia

Students Yadvendra Ahlawat, Sartaj Singh, Sarthak Singhal (3rd Year) and Udit Sengar, (2nd Year), CEE, accompanied by Dr Archanaa Dongre, Head, Dept of Dept of CEE, were invited for an internship on ‘Internationalization and Research Collaboration Program’ at Linton University College, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, from 10-24 Dec 2018. The programme is providing NCU students and faculty collaborative research enrichment, exposure to international standards in learning, Civil Engineering and professional ethics. The activities are designed to offer a Malaysian experience with a global perspective.

This internship programme aimed at initiating collaboration between The NorthCap University and Linton University College, Malaysia, for students and faculty exchange programme as well as research activities. The event is coordinated by Dr Archanaa Dongre.

NCU celebrates its 7th Annual Convocation

The NorthCap University, Gurugram held its seventh Annual Convocation Ceremony for its various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on 20 November 2018. The event was a memorable one and was presided over by Hon’ble Mr Justice Dipak Misra, Former Chief Justice of India. Other luminaries present at the event included The NorthCap University’s Chancellor and Founder Member, Mr V Daulet Singh; Pro-Chancellor, Prof Prem Vrat; Vice-Chancellor, Prof. HB Raghavendra; Founder Members Mr Avdhesh Mishra and Mr Shiv Saran Mehra.

A total of 903 students were awarded degrees in their respective disciplines, including 519 from BTech, 26 from MTech, 23 from BSc Maths (H), 27 from MSc (Maths), 94 from BBA, 61 from BCom (H), 25 from BSc (Eco), 32 from MBA, 77 from BBA-LLB (H), 7 from LLM and 12 awarded PhD. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were awarded to 31 candidates who topped the list in their respective streams and 4 Certificates of Merit were awarded. Mr Tanyam, Dept of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded the ‘Outstanding Student of the Year Award’.

Congratulating the graduating students Hon’ble Mr Justice Dipak Misra said, “This is one of the fantastic gatherings I have ever witnessed. Such a huge gathering of ecstatic students, enthusiastic teachers and proud parents in a Convocation ceremony is very rare.” Speaking about the new world of data he said, “Artificial Intelligence can never match the original intelligence of man and today you are the future and you will be determining the original intelligence. You have the distinctive quality of being rational.” On gender equality Mr Justice Misra said that he was a person who believed in primacy of gender equality and appreciated the University for also following the same.

Earlier, amidst the chanting of mantras the convocation started with the academic procession. Later, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. HB Raghavendra, presented the Annual Report of the University. Speaking at the occasion he said, “The NorthCap University plays a crucial role in preparing students for a sound professional career. We strive to empower our youth capital with skills, abilities and attitude that will enable them to win deals and go on to become leaders and influencers and determine the fate of companies.” The Convocation ended with the oath taking ceremony by the students.

After receiving the ‘Outstanding Student of the Year Award’ the elated Tanmay said, “It’s a matter of great pride for me and my family to be honoured with the University’s prestigious ‘Outstanding Student of the Year’ award. I take this opportunity to thank my parents, teachers and my University for providing me a nurturing environment and opportunities to develop and showcase my skills, abilities and attitude at the national and international level.”

The event was streamed live on Facebook and thousands viewed it.

Convocation Address by Hon’ble Shri Justice Dipak Misra, Former Chief Justice Of India (Video)

Convocation Address by Hon’ble Shri Justice Dipak Misra, Former Chief Justice Of India (Text)

Seminar on Project Management using Primavera

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NCU, organized a seminar on ‘Project Management using Primavera’ which was conducted by CAAD Centre, Gurugram on 14 Nov 2018. Speaking on the occasion the Chief Guest Mr R Panneerselvam, Senior Director MSME, said that the aim of MSME is to encourage students to achieve their dream job or become entrepreneurs. He stated that Civil Engineering is the mother of all branches of engineering and has good scope both in the present and the future. He appreciated the innovative and socially relevant projects undertaken by BTech students and encouraged them to come forward and get in touch with MSME regarding their projects. The occasion was graced by the presence of Prof. R Raghavendra, Vice-Chancellor, Dr Archanaa Dongre, Head, Dept of CEE and Mr Jasmeet Singh, CAAD Centre, Gurugram. The seminar highlighted the importance of Primavera in Civil Engineering and the job opportunities available through its usage. The event was coordinated by Dr Vaishali Sahu.

Daikin Centre of Excellence

Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt Ltd (DAIPL), a 100 percent subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd, Japan, has partnered with the Dept of Mechanical Engineering, The NorthCap University, to set up its 16th Centre of Excellence.

The ‘Daikin Centre of Excellence’ (CoE) was inaugurated at the University on 12 Nov 2018 by Mr Kanwal Jeet Jawa, CEO & MD, Daikin India in the presence of Mr KD Virmani, Sr Vice-President and Mr APS Gandhi, GM, Training & Development and Customer Service, Daikin India; Prof. Prem Vrat, Pro-Chancellor; Prof HB Raghavendra, VC; Prof. Pramod Bhatia, Head, Dept of ME, NCU, and other dignitaries.

While inaugurating the Centre, Mr Jawa said, “Nation Building is through Skill Building”. The biggest barrier to the growth of a nation is getting skilled people who can spearhead the socio-economic development of the nation. The CoE acts as a common facility and is aimed at nurturing young minds and harnessing them for the HVAC Industry. The curriculum is focused towards enhancing industry-readiness of budding technocrats. Mr Jawa further extended his support towards funding of research projects, event sponsorships, and offering placement opportunities to students in Daikin or its channel partners.

The Centre showcases Daikin’s futuristic products and major products in HVAC along with industry tool kits. It’ll ensure hands-on practical exposure for students and help them acquire the new technologies used in the air-conditioning industry including the VRV technology, R-32 refrigerant and inverter technology. Experts from DAIPL will impart training to the faculty and students on the advanced technologies in Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) System using air-conditioning units supplied by DAIPL.

The Inauguration Event was coordinated by Mr Jag Parvesh Dahiya, Dr Amit Arora and technical staff of Dept of ME.

One day International Conference

The School of Law organised the International Conference on Interface between Technology and Law: Moving towards Digital India’ on 5 Nov 2018. The conference was inaugurated by Mr Jozef Drofenik, Ambassador and Plenipotentiary, Republic of Slovenia, accompanied by First Lady Dr Ala Adamia, Romania. Mr Drofenik spoke on the impact of technology on law by giving a brief acumen of law employing new technologies to pursue goals which were pursued by other technologies in the past like e-document, e-signature, payment of obligations through e-money and discussed their position in other European nations.

The keynote address at the event was delivered by Prof. Nuzhat Praveen Khan, Head and Dean, Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia. She highlighted issues related to technological advancements of society which have given intensification alarms in relation to integrity and security of cyber space, social networking sites, information, trust and privacy, consumer protection, taxation issues, jurisdictional questions, issues related to intellectual property rights and electronic transactions etc. The inaugural session was followed by three technical sessions under different themes. 69 delegates from across the country, including two foreign delegates, participated in the Conference. Participants received Certificates for Paper Presentation.

Spark Talks – Nothing Can stop a Great Idea

Department of Electrical, Electronics and Communication Engineering and IEEE-NCU Society  organized a one day Seminar in collaboration with Spark Talks on 3rd November 2018 on  motivating and inspiring  theme  “Nothing Can stop a Great Idea” in Auditorium, The NorthCap University, Gurugram.  Spark Talks is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world,  believe  in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world with a motto “Unleash the Spark in You”. The speakers of the event provided an insight to audience that finding your true power in this modern day era, is most important of all. The students and professionals from different colleges and backgrounds attended the event.

Speaker #1  Richa Maheswari (CEO at Richa Maheswari Films & photography | TEDx speaker |Gold Medalist fashion comm. & Nominee in Young woman Entrepreneur

Speaker #2 Guilherme Petrin (Co-founder & Head-India at 12 Min. App)

Speaker #3  Akash Gupta (Co-founder & CEO at Mobcy)

The speakers shared their experiences, opinions and success stories with the audience.  Ms. Richa  Maheswari  shared her life story and journey of remarkable success,  which was especially  motivating for  all the woman present.

Mr. Guilherme Petrin  talk was related to the development and explanation of the App  12minutes, which is indeed a powerful and inspiring tool for self development. The app 12 min. provides the microbooks in the form of summarized ideas and concepts in various non- fiction domains in four languages.

Mr. Akash Gupta delivered an excellent and inspiring talk  about  Mobcy,  his  environment friendly, last mile commuting solution to the society in the form of Mobycy. The talk  provided the encouragement and the insight to the audience  that nothing can stop a great idea.

The ceremony ended with the Vote of Thanks by Ms. Naresh Kumari, Assistant Professor-EECE, IEEE-NCU Branch Counsellor. The event was coordinated by students Mr. Virendra Pratap Singh, Ms.Ritika Sharma, Mr. Yashdeep and  team under the guidance of  Ms. Naresh Kumari and  Dr. Sharda Vashisth, HOD-EECE.

The NorthCap University signs Partnership Agreement with Providence University, Taiwan

The NorthCap University (NCU), Gurugram, signed Partnership Agreement with Providence University, Taiwan on 23 October 2018. Both universities have agreed to undertake joint research activities and publications, participation in seminars and academic meetings, exchange of academic materials, other information and special short-term academic programmes.

The Agreement was signed by Prof. Chuan Yi Tang, President, Providence University, Taiwan and Vice-Chancellor Prof. H B Raghavendra which shall remain in force for an indefinite period of time from 23 October 2018. This partnership provides NCU with extensive research opportunities.

Momentum 2018

The NorthCap University celebrated its Annual Techno-Cultural festival ‘Momentum 2018’ from 24-26 Oct 2018, which saw a plethora of cultural events providing students a platform to showcase their talent. During the inaugural ceremony the audience was treated to music presented by NCU’s Music Society ‘Encore’ and a play titled ‘Saleem-Anarkali’ which gathered a round of applause from everyone. The technical events included Tricky Circuit, Crossword IQ, Code it up, Quiz-o- mania etc. Onstage events like X-Fame judged by Bharat Sharma (X-Factor 9 contestant), Muscle Fit sponsored by Gold’s Gym, fashion shows sponsored by Pantaloons and Magnolia Salon, sports events sponsored by Decathlon and offstage events like gaming, coding competitions etc. There was keen competition to win the coveted titles of Mr Momentum which was eventually won by Shivam and Ms Momentum won by Parul. Students from DU, IP College, Manav Rachna, Amity Manesar etc. also contested various inter-university onstage and sports events. The Electronic Dance Music night by VH1 Supersonic featured by DJ Ray had the attendees grooving to the refreshing music and tunes of the artist. The performance by the renowned Parashar Band and Antriksh Band on the Coke Studio Night gave the touch of Bollywood music. The Star Night of Momentum witnessed the artist ‘GURI’ which set everyone dancing to its scintillating performance. Chief faculty coordinator of Momentum 2018 was Mr Shubham Bansal, Dept of CEE.